Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012, Day 73 - Reinforcement

While exploring the riverfront in North Portland this warehouse caught my eye.  It isn't attractive or especially interesting but I was amazed that over fifty percent of it was hanging over the river supported by innumerable timbers.  Wouldn't it have been cheaper to build on a larger lot?  Is there some aspect of its use that required it to be in the river?  What kind of weight is each of those posts supporting?  Do they drive forklifts though the building?  Why is the structure sided in plywood?

As all those questions were running through my mind I couldn't help but appreciate the forest of supports reflected in the water, the lights of the industrial west side of Portland in the distance, and the inky blue sky.  I like that the subject is rather plain and the background is interesting but there remains texture throughout.


Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 17-40/f4L
17mm, f11, 117 sec @ 200 ISO

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